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OAKLAND, CA - OCT 24: Forward Kevin Durant #35 of the Golden State Warriors defends against the Washington Wizards during the third quarter of the game on October 24, 2018 at Oracle Arena in Oakland, California. (Chris Victorio / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Golden State Warriors drop fourth loss of the year as Draymond Green returns

By C.J. Peterson Special to S.F. Examiner Pushing the ball down court…

 

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) drives to the basket against the Houston Rockets during Game 3 of the Western Conference Finals at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on May 20, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

NBA Playoffs: Stephen Curry scores 35 as Golden State Warriors take 2-1 series lead

OAKLAND -- After hitting his second of two three-pointers of the third…

 

Steve Kerr in March of 2018. (Photo by Joel Angel Juarez / Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors have ‘appropriate fear’ headed into road opener of Western Conference Finals

HOUSTON — The Golden State Warriors chose health over wins during the…

 

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors and Rockets to face off in the ‘real’ NBA Finals

OAKLAND -- The Western Conference Finals that we’ve talked about ad nauseum…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) attempts to block a shot by New Orleans Pelicans guard Rajon Rondo (9) at Oracle Arena during Game 2 of the Western Semifinals in Oakland, California, on May 1, 2018. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Is Houston actually a problem for Golden State?

As the Warriors completed their last East Coast road trip of the…

Steph Curry wasn’t surprised to hear members of the Houston Rockets claim they’ll be able to topple the Warriors in the playoffs. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Steve Kerr accidentally tweets about James Harden, reportedly avoids fine

SACRAMENTO — Steve Kerr made a critical-yet-common mistake that wasn't possible when…

Golden State Warriors forward Jordan Bell (2) attempts to block a lay up by Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors aren’t sweating the rising Rockets

OAKLAND — Apprised of the fact that the Houston Rockets are a…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) shoots a floater against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry, seen here Oct. 17, continued his incredible play since returning from injury against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

What you need to know from the Warriors’ frenetic win over the Rockets

Even with Kevin Durant and James Harden missing out, the Golden State…

Stephen Curry, seen here Oct. 17, continued his incredible play since returning from injury against the Houston Rockets on Thursday. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kerr on the Rockets: ‘I don’t wake up in the morning thinking about them’

Kerr on the Rockets: ‘I don’t wake up in the morning thinking about them’

OAKLAND — In the wake of Houston Rockets general manager Daryl Morey…

Kerr on the Rockets: ‘I don’t wake up in the morning thinking about them’
The Rockets, led by James Harden, are undefeated against the Warrriors this season — but there still isn’t any reason for concern for the odds-on favorites. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

A comprehensive rundown of the teams that could challenge the Warriors’ supremacy — but won’t

The Golden State Warriors are 0-1. Putting that relatively meaningless binary distinction…

The Rockets, led by James Harden, are undefeated against the Warrriors this season — but there still isn’t any reason for concern for the odds-on favorites. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Warriors play it safe, hold Iguodala out of opener

Warriors play it safe, hold Iguodala out of opener

OAKLAND — The Golden State Warriors will begin the season sans Andre…

Warriors play it safe, hold Iguodala out of opener
Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry steals the ball from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors produce 4th-quarter collapse, as Draymond leaves early

OAKLAND — The confetti fell but Kevin Durant’s shot didn’t — at…

Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry steals the ball from Houston Rockets guard James Harden (13) at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on October 17, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
A Golden State Warriors fan celebrates a Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) three pointer during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors get their way with schedule for title defense

The Golden State Warriors play their first game, defending their title second…

A Golden State Warriors fan celebrates a Golden State Warriors guard Stephen Curry (30) three pointer during Game 2 of the NBA Finals against the Cleveland Cavaliers at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on June 4, 2017. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Even with the addition of Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors are blocking James Harden and the Houston Rockets’ path to the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

CP3 or not, Rockets chasing tails in pursuit of Dubs

Hey, give the Houston Rockets some credit for effort, anyway. While most…

Even with the addition of Chris Paul, the Golden State Warriors are blocking James Harden and the Houston Rockets’ path to the NBA Finals. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Kevin Durant, seen here on May 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Forget James Harden — Kevin Durant is the real MVP now

Quick — somebody allow me a rewrite of history. There has been a…

Kevin Durant, seen here on May 4. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)

Warriors rally late to push win streak to 10

OAKLAND — With just over four minutes left on the clock and…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) taks to referee Sean Corbin (33) during the first quarter of an NBA basketball game between the Golden State Warriors and the Sacramento Kings at Oracle Arena on Friday, March 24, 2017 in Oakland, Calif. (Emma Marie Chiang/Special to the S.F. Examiner)
Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors on Tuesday. Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

No problem in Houston: Warriors handle potential playoff foe

The Golden State Warriors overcame a 39-16 free-throw discrepancy and a Draymond…

Stephen Curry led the way for the Warriors on Tuesday. Rodger Mallison/Fort Worth Star-Telegram/TNS

Warriors use another big third quarter to top Rockets

After beating up the Cleveland Cavaliers and Oklahoma City Thunder by a…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled before shooting a jumper against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 1, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Rockets down Warriors, halt winning streak

OAKLAND — Even as Kevin Durant matched his season high with 39 points,…

Golden State Warriors forward Kevin Durant (35) is fouled before shooting a jumper against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 1, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)
Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) is given a technical foul in the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 1, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)

Warriors fight fire with fire, get burnt

OAKLAND — Steve Kerr hasn’t been happy with a couple habits his…

Golden State Warriors forward Draymond Green (23) is given a technical foul in the second quarter against the Houston Rockets at Oracle Arena in Oakland, Calif., on December 1, 2016. (Stan Olszewski/Special to S.F. Examiner)